Author Archive

Lee Harris

is the managing editor at New York Focus.

Health Care


Hochul’s chapter amendments could undermine new birth center law

A rift grew among birth advocates as progressive legislators asked them to compromise with the governor – or risk a veto.

New York State


Gas plant in Newburgh tests limits of NY’s landmark climate law

Can the state meet its ambitious green energy goals if it permits an increased burning of fracked gas?

New York State


Progressives slam state Senate Finance secretary pick

The Democratic majority appointed David Friedfel of the Citizens Budget Commission to a key staff position in budget negotiations.

Energy & Environment


Cuomo pushes to weaken ban on toxic foam burning

The governor proposed chapter amendments allowing DEC to reinstate the practice, according to bill sponsors.